About Mel

Since my friend’s husband died over ten years ago,  I have been a “friend at the end” for a number of people – providing practical and emotional support for carers and their dying loved ones before and after they have passed away.

My professional career has seen me participating in and leading Learning and Capability teams in a number of businesses in New Zealand – including Caci New Zealand, The Warehouse Group and AA Insurance – with over 20 years experience. This has given me excellent communication skills, the ability to empathise without judgement, to support and empower others and high emotional intelligence. I am a professional in everything I do, whilst also creating a calm, warm, friendly and compassionate environment around me.

I am also a wife, mother and avid reader. If I am not working or spending time with my family, my nose can usually be found in a good book.